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Catholics vote for President Barack Obama by 50 percent to 48 percent

Catholic voters went for Barack Obama by 50 to 48 percent mirroring the national result according to exit polls.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:07 AM

Report from the Rockaways: Desperate days for residents in Sandy aftermath

Editor’s Note; Orla Kelleher is the Director of the Aisling Irish Center in New York and this is her heartfelt reaction to what is happening in Rockaway in New York right now in the wake of Hurricane Sandy . Donation and volunteer information is contained at the end of this article.

By ORLA KELLEHER

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:32 AM

The top ten celebrity reactions to Barack Obama’s election win - from Donald Trump to Niall Horan

On Tuesday, the Election night became the most tweeted about event in U.S. political history.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:29 AM

The Gathering not a scam but an opportunity -- Gabriel Byrne right on culture, wrong on The Gathering

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 10:00 AM

Asteroid hits, GOP dinosaurs exposed after Obama's election victory - VIDEO

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012, 8:46 AM

Offaly cousin wants to invite President Obama back to Ireland for a state visit – POLL

President Barack Obama’s cousin, eight times removed, Henry Healy, has called on the Irish Government to extend an invitation to the newly election US leader for another official state visit.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012, 8:15 AM

Irish Bishop Kirby who claimed pedophilia was friendship ‘gone too far’ steps down from charity position

Bishop John Kirby of Clonfert in Ireland has stepped down from his role as chairman of Trócaire following a report that he “inappropriately” handled matters of child abuse within his diocese.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012, 8:24 AM

Man arrested over shots fired at funeral for Real IRA gang leader Alan Ryan

A suspect has been taken into questioning in connection with the shots that were fired during the funeral procession for the Real IRA’s gang leader Alan Ryan in September.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012, 8:04 AM

Has New York learnt anything from Hurricane Sandy?

Awful what wind and waves can do when you harness their destructive power and they tear entire communities down to the ground.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:43 AM

The Gathering 2013 to kick off with New Year's Eve Festival in Dublin

The Gathering 2013, a year-long celebration of all things Irish, will get going with a New Year’s bang in December!

By JANE WALSH

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012, 8:26 AM

Celtic blows two goal lead against Dundee United at Tannadice

Neil Lennon had banned all talk of this week’s mouth-watering Champions League clash with Barcelona, but something was on his players’ minds as Celtic threw a two goal lead away to draw 2-2 with Dundee United at Tannadice.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012, 8:47 AM

Derry City takes FAI Cup in overtime against St Patrick's Athletic

Rory Patterson was the match winning hero with two goals as Derry City saw off St. Patrick’s Athletic in extra time in a pulsating FAI Cup final on Sunday.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012, 8:47 AM

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